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Rib-off is tomorrow

Things may get a little messy at this year’s 18th Annual Pork Rib-Off! Teams will be competing for the titles of best ribs, pulled pork and barbecue sauce in the state at the Ohio State Fair tomorrow, Tuesday, July 29 at 11:30 am in Central Park. Competing restaurants will prepare both ribs and pulled pork, which

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Fairgoers Donate 19,000 Pounds of Food

On Thursday, July 24, Ohio State Fair visitors donated 19,015 pounds during Kroger Feeds Ohio Day to benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. This is an increase of 3,853 pounds of food collected during the 2013 Kroger Feeds Ohio Day. Thursday’s fairgoers who brought two canned food items to the admission gates received $3 admission before 4

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Secrets of the Fair

For 161 years, the Ohio State Fair has been an Ohio tradition, as well as a tradition for many families. People who have been going to the Fair for years may think they know everything there is to know, but there are some “secrets” and little known facts that even the most loyal fairgoer may

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Fair Food drive results announced

    717 E. 17th Avenue | Columbus, Ohio 43211 | ohioexpocenter.com News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 27, 2014  Contact: Alicia Shoults, 614-644-4011,  a.shoults@expo.state.oh.us  FAIRGOERS COLLECT MORE THAN 19,000 POUNDS OF FOOD COLUMBUS – On Thursday, July 24, Ohio State Fair visitors donated 19,015 pounds during Kroger Feeds Ohio Day to benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

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Ways to Save

A trip to the Ohio State Fair doesn’t have to break the bank. With advance-sale tickets, special discounts on admission prices every day, coupons and more, there are plenty of ways to save money at the Fair this year. We hope that you enjoy the remainder of the Ohio State Fair.  Free Entertainment / Activities:

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Media Guide available, Pre-Fair photo opportunities

    717 E. 17th Avenue | Columbus, Ohio 43211 | ohioexpocenter.com News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2014  Contact: Alicia Shoults, 614-644-4011,  a.shoults@expo.state.oh.us    MEDIA GUIDE AVAILABLE NOW Pre-Fair photo opportunities announced             COLUMBUS – With the 2014 Ohio State Fair setup underway, the Fair’s Media Guide is now

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Free Grascals Performance

The Fair offers plenty of free entertainment throughout the Fair, but this year, one of the most notable performances will be The Grascals at the Natural Resources Park amphitheater. As one of the most beloved and acclaimed bands in today’s bluegrass scene, The Grascals will be performing Wednesday, July 30 at 4:20 pm. Formed in

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Grascals to perform for free

    717 E. 17th Avenue | Columbus, Ohio 43211 | ohioexpocenter.com News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2014  Contact: Alicia Shoults, 614-644-4011,  a.shoults@expo.state.oh.us  GRASCALS TO PERFORM FOR FREE AT THE FAIR COLUMBUS – One of the most beloved and acclaimed bands in today’s bluegrass scene, The Grascals, will be performing for free at the

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Where in the World is Butters D. Cow?

Catch the friendly Ohio State Fair mascot out and about this week! Although Butters won’t actually be traveling across the world, you can snap a picture with the friendly cow in Columbus at two fun events: Dash for Donation: Nationwide Arena, Sat., July 12 at 8 am. Join Butters D. Cow and other Columbus mascots

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Hall of Fame inductees announced

    717 E. 17th Avenue | Columbus, Ohio 43211 | ohioexpocenter.com News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2014  Contact: Alicia Shoults, 614-644-4011,  a.shoults@expo.state.oh.us  OHIO EXPOSITIONS COMMISSION ANNOUNCES  2014 OHIO STATE FAIR HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES COLUMBUS – The Ohio Expositions Commission and the Ohio State Fair are proud to announce the induction of six

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Junior Fair Board Announced

Ohio State Fair officials have announced that 22 outstanding Ohio youth have been selected to serve on the 2014 Junior Fair Board (JFB). The Ohio State Fair JFB, comprised of youth ages 16 to 21, is an integral part of the annual Ohio State Fair. Responsibilities of the JFB vary from year to year, but

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Fair Offers Free Admission to Fourth Grade Students & Teachers

            Attention all exiting fourth grade students and teachers: The Ohio State Fair is offering free admission for you! Not only is the admission free, but students could win a $500 scholarship and two lucky teachers will win a field trip for their class.             All Ohio students who were

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Last Chance to Enter

Last Chance to Enter our Fun and Friendly Competitions! The Ohio State Fair is getting closer, but there is still time to register to win a scholarship or blue ribbon in countless categories! Between arts and crafts, baking, livestock, culinary, sporting and more competitions, there is something for everyone, so don’t hesitate to enter! Registration

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Homebrew winners announced

  Jane Zalewski of Proctorville observes an entry’s appearance. Entries in the cooler to soon be judged Brent McGrady of Delaware (Ohio) receives Best in Show award The Ohio State Fair Homebrew Competition celebrated its 19th year by judging 505 beers, meads and ciders brewed across the state from Ohio homebrewers and any homebrewers from

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5 Wacky Contests to Enter

Five Wacky Competitions to Enter at the Ohio State Fair Whether your forte is creating button art or Duct Tape outfits, the Ohio State Fair is the perfect place to show off your unique talents. Browse through the “Competitions” tab on our website and you’re bound to find an event with your name on it!

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Scholarship deadline is June 15

Apply for Ohio State Fair scholarships by June 15 It’s not too late to submit applications for Ohio State Fair scholarships! Every penny counts when students continue their education after high school, and the Ohio Expositions Commission wants to help by awarding more than $20,000 in scholarships! The purpose of these scholarships is to assist

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Ag is Cool entries due June 6

“Ag is Cool” Creative Expression Competition deadline is June 6 Are you an Ohio student in grades K-12 and want to show how you think agriculture is cool? Here’s your chance! Agriculture benefits everyone and is the foundation of Ohio. This year, the Creative Expression visual arts contest asks students to present how they think

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City streets to close for Rock on the Range

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 12, 2014 COLUMBUS — Some Columbus area streets will close this weekend while Rock on the Range is held at the Ohio Expo Center. Street Closing The following streets will be closed beginning at 8 am on Friday, May 16, and will reopen at approximately 12:01 am on Monday, May 19. 17th Avenue from Clara Avenue on the

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Enter Livestock Competitions

Does your livestock put Old MacDonald’s to shame? Enter the Fair’s Junior or Open Livestock competitions before June 20 for your chance to show off your animals and win cash prizes! Some of the Ohio State Fair’s livestock classes include: Beef Dairy cattle Llamas Rabbits Sheep Poultry Goats Swine For general rules and regulations, click

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May Commission

Ohio State Fair – Meeting Notice 717 E. 17th Avenue | Columbus, Ohio 43211 | ohioexpocenter.com   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2014   MAY COMMISSION MEETING TO TAKE PLACE   WHO: Ohio Expositions Commission   WHAT: Commission meeting   WHERE: Voinovich Livestock Trade Center Meeting Room   WHEN: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 9 am Marketing

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